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post #11 of 25
Oh that would take you like 30$ over budget(with win 7), you could get a cheaper case and HDD with minimal performance lost . Oh and you'll need a PSU, you could switch to the 6850.
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post #12 of 25
Here is a buld from newegg that should fit well within that budget:

1 COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN3 CM690 II Basic Black Steel ATX Mid Tower $79.99 -$10.00 Instant $69.99

1 BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $109.99 $99.99 after rebate

1 GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) GV-N460OC-768I Video Card
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$159.99 ($139.99 after rebate)

1 SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC $59.99 - $49.99 after rebate

1 Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor $199.99

1 Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ...
Item #:N82E16820146748
$39.99

1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $64.99

1 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $19.99

1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $99.99

Subtotal: $824.91 Before Rebates - $784.91 after rebates

You probably still have room in there to get some better ram, or more of it. However, for a WOW/DA: Origins rig, this should be able to hold its own pretty well for that budget. And the MOBO has SLI support. Also, they would be getting a quad core i5 and not a dual core. It would help the computer out going into the future as more and more applications utilize more then 2 cores.
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Total is $746.76, including shipping, just add tax. Also if you want to up the ram to 8gigs, its another $50, should still keep you around $900. Oops forgot to add a PSU

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817371035 Add $78 for this one and the total is $824.76
Edited by Dman - 1/7/11 at 7:21am
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All great ideas. Keep em coming! I have to run out to a couple jobs right now but I'll be back later with kudos and rep for all.
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post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by markag View Post
Here is a buld from newegg that should fit well within that budget:

1 COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN3 CM690 II Basic Black Steel ATX Mid Tower $79.99 -$10.00 Instant $69.99

1 BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $109.99 $99.99 after rebate

1 GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) GV-N460OC-768I Video Card
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$159.99 ($139.99 after rebate)

1 SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC $59.99 - $49.99 after rebate

1 Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor $199.99

1 Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ...
Item #:N82E16820146748
$39.99

1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $64.99

1 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $19.99

1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $99.99

Subtotal: $824.91 Before Rebates - $784.91 after rebates

You probably still have room in there to get some better ram, or more of it. However, for a WOW/DA: Origins rig, this should be able to hold its own pretty well for that budget. And the MOBO has SLI support. Also, they would be getting a quad core i5 and not a dual core. It would help the computer out going into the future as more and more applications utilize more then 2 cores.

I like this build, but instead of the 460(which I am not a fan of), I would go with a 560 which will be released on January ~20th or the Asus 6870(the one with the rebate).

Edit: If you go with the lynnfield quad-core, I would really recommend a Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler and a decent OC.
Edited by tconroy135 - 1/7/11 at 7:34am
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post #16 of 25
why do people spend nearly a grand on a computer just to play Wow?

Just get a $200 second hand laptop...
    
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Hey all. I have been busy as hell at work and I have been asked to do a gaming build with a $900 budget. This is the absolute budget, which means shipping to 19134 must be included. The customer right now plays WoW exclusively but would like to get into Dragon Age 2 game when it gets released. The cheapest I have been able to find W7 Home premium is $76 from Discount Mountain Software. The OS must be included in the $900, so if you can find it cheaper then please share. This is only for the tower too, no peripherals (monitor, KB, mouse).

I know what you all will say, but the customer has explicitly said that she does not want to do any overclocking at all. The motherboard must also support Crossfire or SLI because she said if she would like some expandability in about 2 years time.*

I haven't been up on the latest anything as of the past few months so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Sandy Bridge will be released next week so prices can vary a bit. Quoted prices allow for some wiggle room.

Antec 300 $60
Corsair 650TX $90
Seagate 500GB $50
G.SKILL 2x2GB DDR3 1600 $50
DVD burner $20
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 $100
Base: $370

MB/CPU/GPU options (~$500 budget)

Intel Core i5-2300/2400 $170-190
P67 Motherboard $150-200
GTX 460 768MB $160
or GTX 460 1GB $200
or HD 6850 $180
or HD 6870 $240
(GPU choice depends on actual retail prices for CPU/MB upon release)

Intel Core i5-750 $200
Asus Maximus III Gene $160
GTX 460 768MB $160

AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE $145
Asus M4A79T Deluxe $150
HD 6870 $240

Doing this on my phone so I couldn't look for better deals. The above are mostly standard prices. If you look for combo deals, you can save a bit so you can upgrade to a better GPU. Since it's for WoW, it's probably best to go Intel. *It seems WoW likes Intel. Even SC2 appears to favor Intel arch. Dragon Age also favors Intel if you look at benchmarks but in real world, you'll be graphics bound before you can actually tell the difference between Intel and AMD.
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Subtotal: $808.92

Shipping: $24.86

You would just need Win7 for this build and the processor is a K(Unlocked Multi), so you could get a nice OC without raising the Bclk. Also I didn't add in a disc drive, but you could do w/e you wanted with that for under 30$
Edited by tconroy135 - 1/7/11 at 7:53am
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OP already said no oc. I don't recommend the ST45SF for a regular build. Quality isn't up to par with nicer ATX power supplies in the same price range.

Another thing, the 650TX in my recommendation is overkill for a single mid-range GPU. However, if the client is planning on adding another GPU down the line, the 650TX would still be able to handle it easily whereas a 400W PSU might have some trouble.
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I thought the OP said that the customer doesn't want any overclocks. Also, I would go with at least 4 gigs of ram, especially if running windows 7.
    
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